Nuccio Bertone, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Nuccio Bertone

Italian automobile designer

Date of Birth: 04-Jul-1914

Place of Birth: Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Date of Death: 26-Feb-1997

Profession: engineer, entrepreneur, designer, racing automobile driver, rally driver

Nationality: Italy

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Nuccio Bertone

  • Giuseppe Bertone, also called "Nuccio", (4 July 1914, in Turin – 26 February 1997, in Turin) was an automobile designer and constructor.
  • He took over Carrozzeria Bertone from his father, Giovanni after World War II, growing the small business to a car building and designing powerhouse. After racing Fiat, O.S.C.A., Maserati, and Ferrari, Bertone moved to construction, agreeing to build his first car, a series of 200 MGs, at the 1952 Turin Motor Show.
  • He drew attention at the Paris Motor Show that year with an Abarth concept, and was chosen to design the replacement for the Alfa Romeo Disco Volante.
  • These so-called BAT (Berlina Aerodinamica Tecnica) cars used the Alfa Romeo 1900 Sprint chassis.
  • Bertone is also responsible in designing the famous Lambretta GP/DL range of scooters and the J series. Two years later at Turin, Bertone introduced the Storm Z concept based on a Dodge chassis alongside his latest BAT concept and a prototype of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint, which would become the company's main product for the coming years.
  • Bertone built more than 31,000 bodies in 1960, including Fiat 850 Spiders, Fiat Dinos, Simca 1200S coupes, the Alfa Romeo Montreal, and Lamborghinis.
  • His 100th design was a special Ford Mustang, introduced at the 1965 New York Auto Show and commissioned by Automobile Quarterly.
  • From 1972 to 1989 built the Fiat X1/9. Bertone summed up his philosophy when introducing the Fiat 850: "Our role is the production of car bodywork on which we impose the styling trends, build prototypes, develop the design, the production methods, and the tooling.
  • Naturally, we produce them in quantity."Bertone's Ferrari designs were a radical departure for that company and drew the ire of rival Pininfarina.
  • His two 250GT coupes were only a foreshadow to the controversial 308GT4 of the 1970s. He was inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame in 2006.
  • and the European Automotive Hall of Fame. He was married to Lilli and had two daughters.

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